You guys know I’m bad about letting the blog fall WAY behind so... I’m making an effort to blog more this year and with that being said here is one of my favorite weddings from 2015!
Kati and Cory have an adorable story! You see they grew up just miles apart but never met. In high school they used the same photographer for their senior photos and the photographer loved their images so much (I mean... have you seen how photogenic they are?) she used them on an ad and they ended up right next to each other! Fast forward several years and they both found themselves back in their hometown of McAlester working in the medical field. Kati as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department and Cory as a Firefighter / Paramedic. Cory would regularly bring patients into the hospital and finally asked Kati out. It took a few dates for Cory to realize that gorgeous girl beside him in the ad was now the beautiful woman holding his hand! I mean, how cute is that? After dating over a year and asking for her parents blessing, Cory proposed to Kati in front of the original Eureka Springs Fire Station in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where of course she said "YES"!
Which leads us to this simply breathtaking Summer wedding.
We photographed Kati’s Bridal Portraits at the McAlester Country Club which would later be the reception venue.
Kati’s found her gorgeous Allure gown at Moliere Bridal and I’m so in love with her Kendra Scott jewelry that was also her something borrowed.
A friend of Cory’s loaned him this awesome roadster for the day!
I LOVE a first look you guys! It allows me to capture the real emotions you feel when you first see each other and we get extra time for portraits!
Kati chose an English Garden theme. It was elegant and very fitting for the season and the venue she chose, her grandmothers perfectly landscaped home!
The ceremony was full of perfectly planned personal touches. The brides brother sang during the ceremony and the stained glass window that hung above the guest book table was once in the church where her parents were married.
Of course we had to bring the roadster back out for some photos before they headed to the reception and I'm so glad we did! This has to be my favorite wedding portrait ever!
A close family friend, Carla House, who just so happens to be an amazingly talented designer, helped coordinate and decorate the event. Of course with a theme like English Garden flowers were of utmost importance. An abundance of florals from Mann's Flowers helped transform the Country Club into the perfect setting. There was even a floral chandelier crowning the dance floor!
DJ Connection kept dance floor packed the entire night! A sparkler filled exit capped off the night before Kati and Cory headed for their Jamaican Honeymoon!
Thank you both for allowing us to capture this amazing day! We are truly honored!
Photography: Kassey Weaver Photography
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal
Bridal Boutique: Moliere Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Heather Robertson Urban Hair Co.
Florals: Mann's Flower Shop
Coordination: Carla House
Rentals: D'z Rentals
Reception Venue: McAlester Country Club
DJ: DJ Connection
Cake: Joyce McClain
Honeymoon: The Joy of Travel